For those of you living in the SF Bay Area, or who are planning to visit, there's a photo gallery out at Pier 24 on the Embarcadero that is definitely worth a visit. I make certain to get out there every year when I'm down in SF during MacWorld Expo. But during my current extended stay here I had not been able to visit until today. The main thing that sets Pier 24 apart from other photo exhibits is that, while admission is free, you have to sign up for an appointment in advance, and they only let in 20 people at a time for a two-hour visit. It not a huge space, only 28,000 square feet (2,600 sq. meters), but they have constantly changing exhibits, so there's always something new to see. This time the exhibit was sort of a catch-all, A Sense of Place. With only 20 people in the space at any time, you can linger over photos, move in and out, and really spend as much time as you want looking at the works. They had a whole gallery devoted to Lee Friedlander's America By Car series, which is an, um, unique series of photos. Another room housed a Dutch photographer's (Erik Kessells) work, in which he filled a room with prints he made from a single day's uploads to Flickr. This room had "only" 320,000 of the more than 1 million photos from his original exhibition (which filled several rooms). I'm telling you, don't miss this place. It's a photo-junkie's nirvana. Plus, there's GIANT ART right outside!